font=Trebuchet MS] Hi, these last few months have been really busy, I have just had my third baby in January, and my life is very full at the moment looking after three children. it is a challenge, a pleasure, and tiring all at the same time, but even with regard to this, the children are all lovely and have very different personalities. Even though you bring them up the same, they have different interests, attention spans and are drawn to people differently than you would expect.
You can't help but question yourself sometimes the fact that when you have to discipline them, you wonder if you are not being strict enough, or are being too strict. it is such a balancing act, and one that you never think you would be able to deal with before you have children. But as they have such different personality traits, you do have to try and re-direct them it they are wanting something you don't want them to have you have to find them something else instead. I think magicians have it all planned out the art of re-direction, all smoke and mirrors!
My other half is quite good at that, but sometimes when you are in the middle of dealing with a child who wants something so badly, you feel like you just have to keep saying "No". and trying to tell them that they cannot have everything that they want. one of mine is especially like that, once they have got something in their head that they want, that is all they want nothing else will do. That is the real challenge, there is no pulling the wool over their eyes, they are quite astute and will not let it lie.